The New Highway to Punta Mita!

March 18, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, Governor of the State of Nayarit, officially opened the new highway between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita. The highway has all the benefits of an expressway without a toll; its four lanes shorten travel time and increase the safety factor for drivers; it was completed just in time for the start of Easter season in the Riviera Nayarit.

Nayarit’s Governor indicated this was a quality project, as are many of the area’s developments. “This is of a quality that rivals that of toll roads,” emphasized Sandoval Castañeda, adding it was a toll-free highway.

Citizens of Punta de Mita and Higuera Blanca, the hotels and businesses adjacent to the highway, as well as the developments at Punta Mita and Litibú and all the tourists that visit the Riviera Nayarit will benefit from this work, which not only reduces travel time, but also increases security for drivers.

“We’d like extend our thanks and recognition to the State Government for this achievement as well as to the other authorities, developers, businesses and hoteliers who helped further this project, which greatly improves ground connectivity in the Riviera Nayarit,” said Fernando González Ortega, President of the Hotel and Motel Association of Banderas Bay.

The 7.2 kilometers (5.5 miles) of asphalt has four lanes and represents an investment of MEX$300 million; it can handle up to 20 thousand vehicles per day.

Ignacio Ávila Ruíz, Secretary for the Department of Public Works, mentioned they included ample drainage openings with vaults approximately every 500 meters (1,600 ft.) in order to allow for rainwater flow and serve as wildlife corridors.

We encourage all drivers to respect the speed limits and pay attention to the traffic signs to have a pleasant and safe drive on this brand new highway!

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Just in time for the busy Easter holiday and spring break vacation season, Riviera Nayarit officials have cut the ribbon on a new toll-free highway between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita. While visitors will appreciate easier access, local residents are praising the thoroughfare for its safety and potential to bring new business to the area.

In a statement released on March 18, Roberto Sandoval Castaneda, governor of the State of Nayarit, referred to the 5.5-mile stretch of four asphalt lanes as a “quality project” that adds to the area’s developments. “This is of a quality that rivals that of toll roads,” he said. The $300 million investment is expected to accommodate up to 20,000 vehicles daily.

In addition to providing a safe and convenient route for local motorists traveling between the municipalities of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita, the highway will shorten travel time for tourists visiting Riviera Nayarit beaches. Aside from the 110k/hour (68mph) speed limit, other highlights include palm tree landscaping in the center median and an exit for beautiful Destiladeras Beach.

“We’d like extend our thanks and recognition to the State Government for this achievement, as well as to the other authorities, developers, businesses and hoteliers who helped further this project, which greatly improves ground connectivity in the Riviera Nayarit,” said Fernando Gonzalez Ortega, president of the Hotel and Motel Association of Banderas Bay.

Richard Zarkin, Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (RNCVB) public relations manager, notes that the new route will reduce travel time by approximately 10 minutes for Riviera Nayarit guests, as well as cut travel time to and from Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).

“Riviera Nayarit has nearly 200 miles of gorgeous coastline, and the corridor between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita is amongst the most popular with tourists,” said Zarkin. “Because of this increased interest — after showing a 12.97 percent increase in passengers arriving by air — our destination has taken this important measure of infrastructure development to better service a quality destination product.”

The Punta Mita development has become synonymous with luxury travel and the resort accommodates well-heeled travelers with The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Punta Mita. The W Punta de Mita is slated to open in May.

Riviera Nayarit was well represented in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice, with Punta de Mita’s St. Regis and Four Seasons resorts joining Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit and Marival Residences Luxury Resort in the Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in the World categories.

“It’s not unusual for the Riviera Nayarit hotels to be among the best — their quality is a given,” said Marc Murphy, RNCVB’s managing director. “We’re very pleased because it keeps us top of mind in the tourism industry.”

Murphy added, “Punta Mita is famous for being home to the most exclusive development in Mexico and its reputation keeps growing, thanks to the fact that it’s become the favorite hangout on the Mexican Pacific for celebrities, among other things.”

Don’t expect the destination to rest on its laurels. Riviera Nayarit has recently announced a development project for the historic town of San Blas. “In recent years, San Blas has increased in popularity due to its high quality birding location, historic offerings and amazing beach,” Zarkin said.

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Enjoying Punta Mita with your friends, family, and other club members creates a natural environment for making new life-long friends who also value Mexico’s remarkable culture, art and cuisine and stunning geography. Punta Mita’s exquisite natural beauty is the ideal backdrop for its acclaimed golf, club facilities and world-class services.

Punta Mita Amenities

Punta Mita offers ample opportunities to enjoy artful leisure, with stylish gathering places and the finest amenities to energize your body and your spirit. These amenities include two private Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses, private beach clubs, a tennis club and fitness center, a collection of boutique shops, private medical clinic, Outdoor Activities center, spa services and a Club Concierge to assist you in planning your perfect way to enjoy all that is offered here. Active-minded residents can enjoy a variety of water sports, from deep sea fishing and diving to surfing and kayaking, as well as land activities that include championship golf, tennis, mountain biking and hiking.

Club Punta Mita has two membership categories, “Resident”and “Premier”. Based on the membership associated with your home or rental property, you will be able to use the following facilities and amenities of Club Punta Mita:

Resident

Premier Golf

Premier Sport

Pacifico Golf Course Tennis Center Residents’ Beach Club Pacifico Golf Course Bahia Golf Course Tennis Center Fitness Center Residents’ Beach Club Kupuri Beach Club Tennis Club Fitness Center Residents’ Beach Club Kupuri Beach Club

Punta Mita Golf

The private Punta Mita Golf Club is open only to Punta Mita property owners and their guests, and guests of Four Seasons and St. Regis Resorts. Members enjoy access to the comfortably appointed clubhouse, which offers dining, bag storage and other amenities. This is the place to meet your friends—and play.

PACIFICO GOLF COURSE

RATED #1 IN LATIN AMERICA - Highly praised by golfers and golfing magazines, this unique championship course inspired Conde Nast Traveler readers in 2006 and 2008 to select the Four Seasons Punta Mita as the world’s #1 golf resort. Its “Tail of the Whale,” an optional, par-three 19th hole measuring 199 yards, features the only natural island green in the world. The course plays between 5,037 and 7,014 yards.

BAHIA GOLF COURSE

The newest addition to Punta Mita’s golfing achievement, this second Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course opened in late 2008 and is as stunning as its sister course. Featuring six ocean holes and playing between 5,180 and 7,030 yards, this championship course rolls through the property of the St. Regis Resort, and among the communities of El Encanto, Porta Fortuna, and La Punta Estates. The challenging and undulating fairway and green complexes offer a wonderful counterpart to Pacifico for golf afficionados.

Punta Mita Residents’ Beach Clubs

The Kupuri Beach Club

The intimate Residents’ Beach Club at Kupuri offers an additional gathering place, exclusively for the use of Premier Members and their guests to socialize and enjoy the recreation and scenery of Litibu bay. Facilities at Kupuri include an oceanfront swimming pool surrounded by sun chairs, men’s and ladies’ restroom and changing areas, and a shade palapa for casual lunch dining.With its broad sandy beachfront and clear shallow waters, is ideal for swimming and water activities.

Light lunch dining and beverage service is currently available at the Kupuri Palapa Pavilion, daily, from noon to 5pm.

Club Punta Mita offers a full range of ocean activities through our Ocean Activities Center at the Residents’ Beach Club.

Paddle off the beach with a kayak. Take a stand-up paddle board lesson. Experience our Marine Snorkel Safari. Scuba dive the Marietas Islands National Park. Join the whale watching tours. Go spearfishing in the blue. You will find the Ocean Activities station conveniently located near the pool area at the Residents’ Beach Club. They will be more than happy to arrange all types of expeditions.

Beach Life

Restaurant & Bar

Spa Services

Reserved exclusively for members and their guests, the Residents’ Beach Club is a welcoming gathering place distinguished by beachfront locales, separate swimming pools for adults and children, dining facilities, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and other amenities that make a day or evening at the Punta Mita seaside ever more inviting. Punta Mita Residents’ Beach Club features two swimming pools: one for adults, located right in front of the sandy beach and adjacent to the restaurant. The second pool is reserved for families and children and is located next to a lovely garden area with a playground. The Beach Club has two areas with separate men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers. The Residents’ Beach Club Restaurant offers a menu of Mexican and International cuisine in a singular setting – enjoy dining or drinks accompanied by the spectacular ocean views of Punta Mita. The Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A separate bar area offers a casual setting for watching sports on the large-screen TV while enjoying a cocktail, cold beer, burgers, brick-oven pizzas or tacos. For a casual cocktail party or an elegant dinner at your Villa, the Residents Beach Club is a first-class option for catering your get-together. A special 20% discount applies to all Punta Mita Residents (onsite consumption, not available on villa dining services). Delve deeper in the realm of complete relaxation with luxurious spa treatments offered at the Punta Mita Residents’ Beach Club. Your journey to rejuvenation begins in the tranquil setting of this natural-setting spa, where only the finest products and services are offered by a team of professional spa therapists. Customize your Mexico spa experience with a complete menu of spa treatments and massage therapies designed to relax the body and mind, while stimulating the senses. Enjoy a massage, pedicure, manicure and facial at the Residents’ Beach Club — or, in the comfort of your Villa. A special 5% discount applies to all Punta Mita Residents. *Prices and menu of offerings are representative, and are subject to change.

The St. Regis Beach Club

The Sea Breeze Beach Club at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is a stunning setting to enjoy a day at the beach, provisionally available for the enjoyment of the Club Punta Mita Members and their guests, via a year-to-year access agreement.

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the peninsula, it features both a large swimming pool and beachfront with sun chairs and pool butler service, the acclaimed Sea Breeze Restaurant and Bar and — for casual, on-the-sand dining — the Mita Mary Seafood boat. With signature St. Regis service to pamper you, the Sea Breeze Beach Club is a favored place in Punta Mita. It also features the Punta Mita Expeditions Ocean Activities outpost, with onsite paddle-boards, wind-surfers, and boats to take you fishing, surfing or snorkeling/diving.

TENNIS & FITNESS CENTERS

TENNIS

FITNESS

A variety of fun and exciting tennis activities await at The Punta Mita Tennis Club. Managed by Four Seasons and Peter Burwash International, the recently expanded Punta Mita Tennis Club offers 10 courts – a combination of hard surface and synthetic grass courts—lighted for evening play. In addition, enjoy an apparel and equipment shop as well as men’s and women’s locker rooms. The Premier Fitness Center, for Club Punta Mita members, features Technogym® cardiovascular and machine weight equipment that allows a comprehensive fitness regimen. Men’s and women’s locker and shower areas allow for a relaxing finish to your workout, leaving you refreshed and energized.
 

OCEAN AND ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

Nestled between the lush jungles of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean, this extraordinary peninsula offers a breathtaking coastline, an inviting seaside playground and a natural magnet for all kind of aquatic and land adventures.

The sparkling waters, pristine beaches, coral reef and occasionally rocky coast inspire a host of delightful experiences: sport fishing, sea kayaking, whale watching, surfing, sailing, diving, spearfishing, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Club Punta Mita offers a full range of ocean and outdoor activities, many of which are provided by our Ocean Activities Coordinator located at the Residents Beach Club and at Sea Breeze Beach Club.

Kayaking

One delightful way to explore the area’s sea life and abundant natural wonders is by paddling a sea kayak in the waters around Punta Mita. You just might view humpback whales, dolphins, sea turtles or some of the ocean’s other delights. After a day of discovery along the Pacific and Bay of Banderas, ride the waves back to the Punta Mita beach.

Pacific Coast Sailing

View the glimmering horizon from the deck of a luxury sailboat (or atop your windsurfer). Navigate around the rocky landscape of the Marietas Islands. Enjoy views of migrating humpback whales (December-April), dolphins, sea turtles (summer months) and more.

Sport Fishing

Banderas Bay, with uncharted depths of over two miles and a circumference of 60 miles (diameter is 25 miles), provides some of the best deep-sea fishing in the world. Within and outside of the bay in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean, sport fishing enthusiasts can do battle with marlin, amberjack, sailfish, wahoo, mahi mahi and tuna—just a sampling of the dozens of varieties of fish roaming these waters. Charted boats and expert captains are available to guide both experienced fishers and novices to the best spots in the area.

Diving

The waters off the coast of Punta Mita are replete with colorful marine life, ensuring that your underwater experience will be nothing less than extraordinary. As you glide through the water, you may see turtles and dolphins, lobsters and mantas, and plenty of tropical fish, even pods of visiting humpback whales (December-April).

Surfing

Dating back at least to the 1970s, the waves off Punta Mita’s peninsula were a serious surfer magnet. It’s easy to see why: Punta Mita provides more than a dozen year-round spots to climb atop a board and ride the waves. There are both long, easy-going breaks and more demanding reef breaks with faster waves—challenging to both novices and accomplished surfers. Nearby beach towns such as Sayulita offer alternate sites for surfing, as well as a mellow surf culture.

Marine Safari

The Marine Safari provides an adventurous experience in the waters surrounding Punta Mita. Ride along with dolphins and snorkel through schools of king angelfish and with giant Pacific manta rays. Explore the Marietas islands´many caves and capture photos of its rare blue-footed booby birds and passing humpback whales. This tour is designed for family-style fun and adventure.

Whale Watching

Every year, from December to April, Punta Mita residents and guests can see migrating humpback whales in Banderas Bay. These magnificent mammals, which can reach a length of 55 feet, often breach the water, their massive tails flapping, before splashing below in a magical water ballet. They may be sounding their mating song, and they may come close to a watching boat, even rub against it and gaze at the people on board. These are unforgettable moments, a reason to savor Punta Mita’s seaside sanctuary.

Spearfishing

As exceptional as Banderas Bay is for sport fishing, it makes perfect sense that it is also ideal for spearfishing, a thrilling sport that puts you in direct contact with your target. Experience the feeling of being one with the ocean while free-diving, or simply snorkel on the surface while waiting for the fish that will become dinner for your family and friends. Learn the most important techniques for safety and hinting the best species in the area during this half-day expedition guided by professional spearfishermen from the team at Punta Mita Expeditions. They can accommodate and instruct beginners, or challenge those experienced in this sport.

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